Facilities for Engineering Students

Facility availability is subject to change in accordance with University policy due to COVID-19 mitigation. Users should contact the facility directly for more specific information.

As a student in the College of Engineering you have access to labs and facilities available only to engineering students that have unique services and equipment. Here are just a few:

Kunkle Activities Center

Located at the junction of Hammond and Sackett Buildings on the University Park campus, Kunkle Activities Center (also known as Kunkle Lounge or just Kunkle) is open in a limited capacity.

Event Reservations

Kunkle may be reserved only for College of Engineering events only. Reservation requests can be made through the CollegeNET 25Live Scheduling System.

The Learning Factory

The Learning Factory is a hands-on facility for engineering students to use in conjunction with capstone design and other courses, as well as research projects and student organizations. The Learning Factory provides modern design, prototyping, and manufacturing facilities, including machining (CNC and manual), 3D printing, welding, metrology, and CAD/CAM. Training classes are offered in shop safety, machining, and welding. After successful completion of the safety training, any engineering student can use the Learning Factory on a walk-in basis for a Penn State-related activity. More information »

Engineering Library

Information on all areas of engineering and technology can be found in the Engineering Library located in 325 Hammond Building. A large reference collection of handbooks, directories, and catalogs is available, as are numerous abstracts and indexes that provide access to the engineering literature. Engineering databases are available on the LIAS E-Resources List, on compact disks, and through online search systems. More information »